The Agenda: Winter bears down on Carolinas; Graham on Cruz and Trump; Clemson moving into Cigar Factory

Panthers game will go on



DOT crews are out in force today applying salt and sand to S.C. roadways as cold weather descends on the Southeast. Source: AP

Many schools in the Upstate and Charlotte were already closed today in anticipation of the storms. Source: Spartanburg Herald Journal, Charlotte Observer

Bonus: What does the winter weather mean for the Panthers' NFC Championship game in Charlotte? Source: Charlotte Observer

Don't miss P&C columnist Brian Hicks on what was missing from Gov. Nikki Haley's State of the State address on Wednesday: "Haley talked about how the tragedy changed South Carolina, how we need to “act in a manner worthy of greatness,” but she never said anything about the fallout of the shootings ... She offered no solutions, no proposals to possibly prevent such a tragedy from happening again."

After a protracted fight to build a striking modern architecture building on Meeting Street years ago, the Clemson Architecture Program says it will move into the newly-renovated Cigar Factory. Source: P&C

Good ol' Lindsey Graham on choosing between Trump and Cruz: "It's like being shot or poisoned ... What does it matter?" Source: Politico

House lawmakers will likely see a new SC Farm Aid bill this year to supplement "inadequate" crop insurance for farmers affected by this fall's storms. Source: P&C

Infamous ex-con man Frank Abagnale, of "Catch Me If You Can" fame, is helping out the South Carolina Department of Revenue to fight tax refund fraud. Source: SC Radio


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